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psychoneurotic

[sahy-koh-noo-rot-ik, -nyoo-]
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adjective, noun
  1. neurotic1.

Origin of psychoneurotic

First recorded in 1900–05; psycho- + neurotic1
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Examples from the Web for psychoneurotic

Historical Examples

  • They develop exactly as psychoneurotic conditions do in the abdomen or in joints.

    Psychotherapy

    James J. Walsh

  • The result can be an almost normal sexual life—usually a limited one—but supplemented by psychoneurotic disease.

  • Our study of psychoneurotic disturbances points to a more comprehensive explanation, which includes that of Westermarck.

    Totem and Taboo

    Sigmund Freud

  • It is not, therefore, only the psychoneurotic whose unconscious takes the form of the "Œdipus complex."

    The Behavior of Crowds

    Everett Dean Martin

  • These psychoneurotic conditions in large muscles help us to understand what happens in organic diseases.

    Psychotherapy

    James J. Walsh